Fake Nail Designs: Why and How?

Hello, fabulous ladies! Fake Nail Designs will absolutely amaze you as virtually any idea that you can think of can be transformed into a reality that will truly bring life to your very own nails. Generally every person would love to have long beautiful nails. This is especially among the female population. In the world of today’s fashion takes a great role. Spotting or rocking great fingernails be they fake or real is trendy. Fake nails are also called artificial nails, nail enhancements, and other times simply false nails. Artificial nails are made to resemble real fingernails.


Fake nails became widely popular all over the world in the late 20th century.  However fake nails have been there since the 19th century with the Greece, where the upper-class Greek women wore empty pistachio shells over their nails. The fake nails were also among the Chinese, especially during the famous Ming Dynasty, where noblewomen wore long artificial fingernails as a status symbol to indicate that they did not have to do manual labor unlike the commoners.


Fake nails are made from different materials. Acrylics or rather fake nails can be made from polymethyl methacrylate acrylic, which is a mixture of a powder polymer and a liquid monomer. This mixture is applied to the natural nail and takes 20 to 30 seconds to apply and continues to cure and harden within 15 minutes. These types of acrylic nail designs are usually removed by use of a variety of solvents and removed with a nail file.

Another material used for acrylics is the UV top coat that is applied using ultraviolet light. An alternative to these acrylics is the fiberglass or silk wraps. These are done by cutting pieces of actual fiberglass or silk fabric to fit on the surface of the nail or tip and then wrapped down with a resin or glue.

Health Effects:

Fake nails come into use for various reasons; one being to conceal broken, damaged and or short or bad nails. Fake nails also help prevent nail breakage and split and also offer a solution to nail bitters.

For nail lovers and also art lovers, it is possible to wear Fake nail designs on your nails. Acrylics can be decorated with unique art designs which make them a fashion accessory. However, everything needs to be taken care of in order to give out its best. Neglecting fake nails gives room and food for fungi to grow under them.

To get the most out of your fake nails, here are a few tips on how to maintain them:

  • Avoid biting your nails and using them as can openers. However indestructible, they may seem, they are not designed for such tasks.
  • Always keep your fake nails dry. Water makes the fake nails to lift off the natural nails and also it supports fungi and bacteria life.
  • Use antibacterial soap to wash your hands.
  • While doing household chores like washing dishes, it is important to have gloves on. This helps to keep your nails dry and protect them from chipping, splitting or snagging on things which can be very painful.
  • Always have a professional to remove your fake nails to avoid damaging your natural nails.
  • Always get your damaged fake nails repaired right away and by a professional.